Spring Feed

Dandy Garden Gate Fold Card

Spring is nearly here, and I can hardly wait. I've been looking forward to warmer, sunnier days, blossoming trees and new life. And of course, it won't be long before we see dandelions popping up everywhere. While they are a weed and considered a nuisance, they can bring beauty to our days with their bright yellow flowers. Plus it's fun to make a wish and blow on one that is ready to spread its seed pods and make a wish. Either way, we can look for the good in this bit of nature. I can even remember back decades ago when I was teaching elementary school, being gifted a bouquet (or two or three) of yellow flowers. Oh, they smelled yucky especially in a hot classroom, but I always made a fuss over how excited I was to receive such a thoughtful gift. Any teachers reading this can relate, I am sure.

The video posted below is from a recent Facebook Live. In it, you'll find a demonstration of the Gate Fold Card. These are truly as easy as they are fun to make. So take a look, then give the Gate Fold Card a try. I think you'll be glad you did!

 

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

A "belly band" serves as 1 type of closure for your Gate Fold Card as on this card.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

On this second Gate Fold Card, I wrapped Bumblebee ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front before adhering my layer card stock and DSP layers to my gate fold panels.

Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!


Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

A bit of stamping and coloring is a fun addition to the inside of any card.
Dandy Garden Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post (along with others in the Dandy Garden Suite Collection) -

Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

There's still time to pre-order my Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go. Keep reading for more details.

I'm excited to be offering this latest Class to Go featuring the GORGEOUS Hydrangea Hill Suite. Class fee of $48 includes over $32 of SU! product including full packs of White Note Cards & Envelopes, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, & Pastel Pearls; Gift Tin; pre-cut card stock & PDF Tutorial to make 7 different cards & to decorate a tin for gift giving; and Priority Shipping.
 
Please pre-order & pay by March 23rd. 
 
 
 
Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go = $48
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Buy 2 Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go Kits & Save on Shipping = $88
 
 
Add on Hydrangea Haven Bundle (stamp set & dies) = $52
Hydrangea Haven Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
PDF Tutorial Only = $15 (PDF Tutorial will be sent via email by March 23rd)
 
 
Schedule for Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go:
  • March 23 - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • March 24 - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered for Class to Go Kits
  • March 29 - April 2 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • April 3 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

 

Wishing you a happy Monday. Wherever you are on this day, I hope you can take time to enjoy the beauty of nature and perhaps some time for card making too.

 


Easy Punch Art

I love punches. How about you? And I'm always intrigued when I see punches used in unique ways, in ways other than they are intended for. In the following Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate making 2 different cards featuring some of my favorite retiring punches - Balloon Bouquet, Story Label, and Small Bloom. I also show you how to use a couple of these to make "vases" for our small blooms punched from Designer Series Paper. You are going to love these springtime cards! 


Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!
Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Balloon Bouquet Punch, Story Label Punch, Small Bloom Punch, Sprig Punch by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Sprig Punch
$18.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

REMINDER: Deadline to get your Free Welcoming Window Class to Go and/or Free Flowering Cactus Tutorial for 13 cards is Friday, April 9th. Keep reading for details on both of these offers.

 

FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go:

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

How would you like a FREE Class to Go? That's right. I said FREE!

My Welcoming Window Class to Go includes supplies needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed directly to you and a PDF Tutorial via email with color photos and instructions to complete your cards.

There are 2 ways to get this FREE Class to Go:

Order the Welcoming Window Bundle #156271 at $50.25 on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V. Please note that the Welcoming Window Bundle (stamp set & dies) are needed to complete the cards in this Free Class to Go.

OR

Place any order of $50+ (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code* KBVQCH2V .  This option is for those who want the Free Welcoming Window Class to Go but already own the Welcoming Window Bundle.

If you prefer, you can purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial ONLY for $15.00. Your PDF Tutorial will be sent via email and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make each of the 3 card designs. Please email me to purchase the Welcoming Window PDF Tutorial.

NOTE:

*The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your FREE Welcoming Window Class to Go.

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Flowering Cactus Tutorial:

I'd like to help you experience the joy of creating with the beautiful Flowering Cactus Product Medley by offering you a FREE PDF Tutorial with purchase. Your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial will be emailed to you and includes supply list, color photos, cutting & scoring dimensions, and instructions to make 13 different cards.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are 2 ways to get my FREE Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial:

Order the Flowering Cactus Product Medley #154559 at $70.00 on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. 

OR

Place a Stampin' Up! order of $70 or more (before shipping & tax) on my website using Host Code KBVQCH2V. This option is for those who want the Free PDF Tutorial but already own the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.

NOTE:

The Host Code noted above (KBVQCH2V) is specific to this promotion and is different than my monthly host code. Please use this Host Code to get your Free Flowering Cactus PDF Tutorial. 

Promotion ends Friday, April 9th.

Flowering Cactus Product Medley

 

 

PDF STORE:

Did you know that I have a PDF Store. Yes, you can purchase PDF Tutorials from past classes and events by clicking on "PDF Store" in red bar at the top my blog page. Check it out. When you purchase from my PDF Store, your PDF(s) is sent to you automatically. No waiting to get started stamping and crafting.


Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you found today's post inspiring and helpful. Happy Crafting!


Flowers for Every Season Diagonal Cuts

I'm excited to show you to make 3 cards with 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper with 2 Diagonal Cuts. It's really easy and so fun to mix and match colors and patterns just as I did with Stampin' Up!'s Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper. Rich, vibrant colors and floral images make these cards perfect for springtime card giving and a variety of occasion and reasons. Enjoy this April 2nd Facebook Live video replay, then start mix and matching your Designer Series Papers for a fun time of card making.



Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Start your cards by choosing 3 coordinating pieces of Designer Series Paper each measuring 5" x 3 3/4". Stack the 3 pieces of card stock. With DSP stack in vertical/portrait position, mark off 2" from top and bottom on right side and 1 1/4" from top and bottom of left side. Cut stack diagonally from top left pencil mark to top right pencil mark. Then cut stack diagonally from bottom left pencil mark to bottom right pencil mark. Sort stacks so that you have 1 of each DSP for 3 cards. DSP pieces will be adhered to Basic White card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 4", then adhered to card bases.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

The Stampin' Up! products may be the same. The card layout may be the same. But embellishing the cards is where you can make each card unique as I did on these three cards.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Another set of cards using 3 different Designer Series Papers from the Flowers for Every Season DSP Pack.
Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products featured in today's post - Click on any link to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Happy crafting!


Under My Umbrella

Spring weather is upon us here in central Ohio - warm and sunny with light breezes one day and cold, rainy, and blustery the next. But we take the bad with the good because we all know that March and April showers bring May flowers and make our summers beautiful. 

I can't help but think of spring when I look at the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set & Umbrella Builder Punch. (And those rain boots are too cute.) The Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper I used with these two products sure made for pretty spring cards. Take a look and be inspired. 

Please note that if you love these 3 products featured in this card making demonstration, you need to purchase them quickly as they are retiring soon. The stamp set is guaranteed through April 23rd, however, the punch and Designer Series Paper are only available while supplies last. The punch and DSP are being sold at discounted prices! Get them before they're gone to avoid disappointment.


Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
This would make a nice bridal shower card.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Here's a close up view of the umbrellas stamped on Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
It's easy to showcase several of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers as well as the versatility of the Umbrella Builder Punch with these cards.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

I stamped rain boots on to Ornate Garden DSP, cut them out, and adhered them to the inside of each card for a bit of added interest.
Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, & Ornate Garden DSP by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products featured in cards above - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store. Please note that the Under My Umbrella Stamp Set, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Ornate Garden Specialty DSP are retiring and are available now only while supplies last. The punch is selling at the discounted price of $7.20, and the DSP is on sale for just $6.00. Get these deals and lots of others before they're gone.

 

Thanks for viewing today's blog post. I hope I left you inspired to create pretty spring cards of your own. Have a beautiful day!


Free Friday Download

Happy Friday! Are you ready for another Free Friday Download? This one features a spring bouquet from the Welcoming Window Bundle with bright colors of Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness. Such a cheerful card to send thanks and appreciation. Or change out the sentiment to use this card for a different reason or occasion.

Download Project Sheet - Welcoming Window Thank You Card

Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

At first glance this card appears simple, but it actually is filled with lots of layers and textures and interesting details.
Welcoming Window Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! products used in today's card - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Layering Circles Dies
Layering Circles Dies
[141705]
$35.00
Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting www.stampinpeace.com today. I appreciate you viewing today's post. Don't forget to download your Free Friday Project sheet!  Download Project Sheet - Welcoming Window Thank You Card

I hope you enjoy s fabulous spring weekend!


1 Sheet DSP Card Holder

In my previous blog post, I shared a video in which I demonstrate how to make 6 beautiful Hydrangea Hill Cards Fast. Today's post includes a Facebook Live video replay in which I demonstrate how to make a card holder using just 1 sheet of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. Check it out now, then give it a try. It's a great project for everyone who loves to make, package, and give their hand stamped cards as gifts.


Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

If you are interested in making quick and easy hydrangea cards to put in this card holder, click here to see yesterdays video demonstration "Make 6 Hydrangea Cards Fast".

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's project & the cards included in this card holder - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store!

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Interested in more Hydrangea Hill cards? Check out my Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go!

I'm excited to be offering this latest Class to Go featuring the GORGEOUS Hydrangea Hill Suite. Class fee of $48 includes over $32 of SU! product including full packs of White Note Cards & Envelopes, Hydrangea Hill DSP, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, & Pastel Pearls; Gift Tin; pre-cut card stock & PDF Tutorial to make 7 different cards & to decorate a tin for gift giving; and Priority Shipping.
 
Please pre-order & pay by March 23rd. 
 
 
 
Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go = $48
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Buy 2 Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go Kits & Save on Shipping = $88
 
 
Add on Hydrangea Haven Bundle (stamp set & dies) = $52
Hydrangea Haven Bundle by Stampin' Up!
 
 
PDF Tutorial Only = $15 (PDF Tutorial will be sent via email by March 23rd)
 
 
Schedule for Hydrangea Hill Note Cards & Tin Class to Go:
  • March 23 - Deadline to pre-order & pay
  • March 24 - Stampin' Up! products will be ordered for Class to Go Kits
  • March 29 - April 2 - Kits will be prepped, packaged, and labeled for shipping.
  • April 3 - Class to Go Kits will ship.

Please email me for registration & payment information.

 

 

REMINDER: 

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on your Stampin' Up! order of $50+ TODAY ONLY!!!

Promotion ends at 11:50pm MT.

161020504_10158304225854039_5473699201864521629_n

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I appreciate you and look forward to sharing more creative inspiration with you in the future. 


Make 6 Hydrangea cards fast!

I love making one of a kind cards, but sometimes I need several cards at once or for a particular occasion. That can take a lot of time. But here's a solution to help you make 6 beautiful cards fast with Designer Series Paper and simple stamping. Enjoy this video replay of a recent Facebook Live. I hope you'll find it helpful and inspiring, so much so that you'll be motivated to make your own 6 cards, quickly and easily.

Card Dimensions: 

  • Highland Heather Card Base = 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" on long side, fold in half.
  • Gorgeous Grape layer = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • DSP = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White for inside of card = 5 1/4" x 4"

 

I made these 6 cards fast with 1 sheet of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper! I love everything about the Hydrangea Hill Suite! It is gorgeous and screams warm days and sunshine too.

Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

This sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set has become one of my go-to stamps lately for everything from thank you to thinking of you to love and just because.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

I love all the gorgeous color tones in this Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper.
Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

Embellish your cards with Pastel Pearls and Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon to take your simple cards to sensational!Hydrangea Hill Suite by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Have you heard??? Stampin' Up! announced today that tomorrow, Wednesday, March 17th, is FREE SHIPPING day. FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $50 or more this one day only! So make your shopping list today, then shop my website tomorrow. Please use March Host CodeGF9F2E3X when ordering online. (Do not use Host Code when ordering $150 or more as you will receive Stampin' Rewards.)

Unnamed-2

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. To be sure you never miss a post, please subscribe to my blog using link in right column.


Free Friday Download

Hello, Stampin' Peace Friends,

Today is Free Friday Download Day. Why? Because I love you and appreciate you. Thanks for following me on social media and supporting me in my my small business, Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Happy Stamping!

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Card

Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!
Wrapped Bouquet Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! supplies used  in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Don't forget to download the free project sheet! 

Download Project Sheet - Wrapped Bouquet Card

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. Enjoy your weekend and keep on stamping!


Spring Treat Bag

In today's video demonstration, I show you how to make a cute party favor or treat bag perfect for your spring occasions - St. Patrick's Day, Easter, birthdays, bridal shower & weddings, and so much more. Or how about decorating one of these treat bags for a teacher or graduate and enclosing a gift card? No matter the occasion, people are going to love receiving one of these sweet treat bags. What occasion will you create these party favors for? What Stampin' Up! products will you use in making them? Let your creativity shine, then share what you create.

 

I've chosen 2 beautiful papers from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper for these two spring party favors. The stamped image is part of the Oval Occasions Bundle and is absolutely perfect for celebrating Easter and Spring.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

This favor is actually a bag with a tent-like band that slides over the closed bag. The bag can hold chocolates and other sweets, a gift card, and even a piece of jewelry. I'm sure you can think of many other items to put inside these favors.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
I used Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Bumblebee, and Terracotta Tile to color the stamped image below.
Oval Occasions Stamp Set & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

Here is a St. Patrick's Day party favor also made with Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The gold metallic accents make this paper truly elegant and rich. The Gold Foil Shamrock was created using the Heart Punch Pack.
Heart Punch Pack & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Heart Punch Pack & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

Fill this St. Patrick's Day treat favor with gold-covered chocolate coins or gold wrapped caramels. 
Heart Punch Pack & Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

I created this template so you have a visual of all the score lines. The darkened areas are the areas that are cut away after you mark all the score lines. IMG_1127 (1)

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Here's to a glorious day for us all! Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe.

 


Timeless Tulips Fun Fold Card

Are you counting the days 'til spring? I am. Everyday on my walk, I find little signs of spring - birds singing, buds on trees, geese flying back to the neighborhood ponds, green leaves and stems poking through the cold dirt. The days continue to get a little warmer and a little longer. All beautiful signs of spring and new life. Today's blog post features some of my favorite springtime products, the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and coordinating Tulip Builder Punch along with the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack. In the following Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate for a you a Fun Fold Card that is very easy to make and can be used for so many occasions. With the sentiments from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, I made one sympathy card and one birthday card, both featuring the same products and same fun fold card layout. Take a look, then give this fun fold card layout a try. I think you're going to love it. 

Card Dimensions:

  • Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2" on long side, then cut off 2 3/4" on one end only.
  • Designer Series Paper = 2 1/2" x 4" for front flap and 2 3/4" x 4" for inside.
  • Basic White = Cut 2 pieces 2 1/2" x 4".

Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch

Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch


Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch

Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch

Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch

Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch

 

Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch

Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch


Timeless Tulips Stamp Set & Tulip Builder Punch

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's post - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks for visiting Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope this post and these cards add a little happiness to your day.